June 23, 2016.
I am pleased to share the following article in HomeCare’s June 2016 issue, which includes the Free2Go Rollator:
Fall Prevention – Answers from Industry Experts
As you may be aware, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that over 22 million Americans are injured in the bathroom each year; the toilet being the leading cause. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) reports there are nearly 50 million adults over 65 in the US, and one in three of these seniors fall each year. Of these falls, 80% occur in the bathroom and 25% have a chance of dying within six to twelve months if it results in breaking a hip.
While we have addressed bathroom-related fall prevention in the home (i.e., grab bars, raised toilet seats, and toilet safety frames), what are these individuals using when leaving home? Are they leaving home? Are they risking a debilitating fall?
The Free2Go Rollator is the first product to address bathroom safety in ANY restroom – at home, in the homes of others, in public restrooms, and when traveling.
Please visit us at www.free2gomobility.com, or contact us for more information.